WESTLAKE, Ohio – The Community West Foundation (CWF) announced that it has awarded the largest amount of community grants in a calendar quarter in its 25-year history, totaling $1,009,500, to organizations in the area.
Their announcement noted that the grants were “focused on the mission areas of providing housing and housing services, and programs for ex-prisoners.”
In addition, CWF announced that an additional $194,500 has been distributed through its Community Impact Fund, bringing the final total to $1,204,000. “The Community Impact Fund was established for donors who wished to invest alongside Community West’s mission, knowing that contributions would be distributed directly to grantees on a quarterly basis.”
Describing a special custom at CWF, President and CEO Martin Uhle said, “The organization’s staff and board members take great pride in making donation checks to recipients of charities. During the quarter, the foundation held group meetings in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties to this end. Putting an envelope in the mail just doesn’t feel the same. It’s worth making that face-to-face connection.”
Second quarter grants went to:
Nonprofit organizations that received grants in the second quarter include:
· Blessing House – General operational funding for Lorain County children’s housing and family support programs; additional financing game for buying a new van.
Church of the Open Door/Generations House – General operational funding for temporary housing needs for homeless families in Lorain County.
· Community Service Alliance – General operational support for assisted living program.
· Emerald Development and Economic Network, Inc. – General operational support for permanent public housing in Lorain and Cuyahoga County.
· Edwin’s Leadership Institute – General resources for the culinary training programs at Grafton Correctional Institute.
· Front Steps Housing & Services – General operational support, permanent support housing and additional services for residents.
· Funders collaborate for the Covid Recovery Task Force for Homeless Services – Continued collaboration with a focus on homeless services and affordable housing.
· Humility of Mary Housing – General Sustainable Upkeep Resources in Lorain County.
· Lorain County Safe Harbor / Genesis House – General operational support for the Lorain County Domestic Violence Home.
· Love Inc. – Helping vulnerable families maintain a stable housing program.
· Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry – 2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter general operational support.
· Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry – reentry programs.
· Neighborhood Alliance – General operational support for Haven Shelter and other programs.
· Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless – Street outreach to people affected by homelessness.
· P2R Training and Resource Center – Program funding for the Chance to Change Reentry program to help people who have entered the criminal justice system re-enter the community.
· Providence House, Inc. – General operational support for daycare and family reunion programs.
· Reach Success – Program support funding for Reach Success Inside Out programs to help people re-enter society.
· Smart Development, Inc. – General operational support for refugee and immigrant housing and case management.
· St. Herman’s Focus Cleveland – General operational support for a variety of services, including transitional housing for men affected by homelessness.
· The City Club of Cleveland – The City Club kitchen support project in partnership with the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry.
· The City Mission – General operational support for Laura’s Home, which provides housing and a variety of supportive services to women and their children.
· The Salvation Army – shelters for the Zelma George family
· True Freedom Ministries – General operational funding for programs at Grafton Correctional Institute and for prison public relations.
· Urban Hope UCC – General operational support for those in need of groceries and other services (the only agency offering services on Sundays).
· Ursuline Piazza – HIV/AIDS – Support for people living with HIV/AIDS.
· YWCA Greater Cleveland – A Place for Me – General Operational Assistance Program for Juveniles Coming Out of Foster Care and the Juvenile Court System
· YWCA Greater Cleveland – Norma Herr Women’s Center – General operational support for our largest women’s shelter.